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HGSS | Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 11, 93–103, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-11-93-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 11, 93–103, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-11-93-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  24 Apr 2020

24 Apr 2020

At the dawn of global climate modeling: the strange case of the Leith atmosphere model

Kevin Hamilton

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A brief history of the development of the Leith atmosphere model (LAM) by Chuck Leith around 1960 is presented. It is argued that the LAM was the first model that could reasonably be considered a comprehensive atmospheric general circulation model. The LAM was notable in that it had a representation of the hydrological cycle including prognostic cloud fields. The LAM left almost no footprint on the journal literature, but LAM simulations were published in pioneering computer animations.
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